Coal Mine Vineyard
Coal Mine Vineyard is located in Oregon near the old Black Bear Mine which was operated during the 1900's. This vineyard's labor of love is dedicated to my grandfather James Thomas McArdle and to all those who have sacrificed their lives working in coal mines. My grandfather's life in the mines started in England when he was 13 years old. He continued in the mines of Hanna, Wyoming after immigrating here in 1919. For each year of production I wish to share with you the history of this miner's life and the history of the coal mines in Hanna. This year I wish to thank my father, Francis Gerald McArdle, only son to James and Gladys (Sykes) for his unwavering love and dedication, my family who have supported me through this endeavor and to Nancy who operates the Hanna Museum.